Potsdam combines a rich, historically developed cultural landscape – Germany’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site – with a multifaceted aspiration for innovation. A variety of research centres, a vibrant start-up scene, the Innovation Centre Network of software giant SAP, and the VW Design Centre are all evidence of this. With all the activity, Potsdam still manages to maintain its wonderful balance. Around 75% of the city is made up of green spaces, bodies of water and agricultural areas. A dream for anyone who wants to be inspired by nature. Anyone who lives here can enjoy the surprising multifaceted nature of the former residence of the Kings of Prussia, every day.
Prussian castles, international research institutions, extensive countryside and an urban lifestyle. UNESCO World Heritage site and the most modern media centre. A love of history and a desire for innovation. Potsdam is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to make any sacrifices.
If you wander from Potsdam along the Glienicke Bridge, you’ll come to Berlin; that’s one of the reasons why it was repeatedly used to exchange agents during the Cold War.
- 1. BABELSBERG PALACEThe imposing summer residence of Kaiser William I enchants on the bank of the Havel with loving details like the dance hall with a starry sky.
- 2. GLIENICKE PALACEA wonderful testimony of what a 19th century prince inspired by a trip to Italy could achieve in the “sandbox of the Margraviate of Brandenburg”.
- 3. Restaurant va benePerfect neighbourhood Italian restaurant with pizza from a stone oven and a lovingly furnished separate play room for the younger guests
- 4. Museum FluxusPotsdam’s first museum for modern art. Exhibits from the German and international Fluxus movement, make the museum a source of contemporary inspiration.
- 5. Hans Otto TheatreWith a great deal of enthusiasm, Potsdam’s municipal theatre presents a wide range of performances – from ancient dramas through to contemporary experimental pieces.
- 6. Schöningen VillaThe exquisitely-restored monument just a few metres from the Glienicke Bridge with a small café, a permanent exhibition on the history of the GDR and changing art exhibits.
- 7. Restaurant Villa KellermannOf the neighbourhood, for the neighbourhood: opposite the Cecilienhof palace, Günther Jauch and top chef Tim Raue are opening their joint restaurant at the end of 2019.
- 8. Aldi PotsdamPractical: not 400 metres from your new home is the “VIP ALDI” of Potsdam’s Villa Quarter with its own jetty.